John Glenn HS students compete in Regional Science Bowl

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Five John H. Glenn High School science-research students competed in the Long Island Regional Science Bowl at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Jan. 31 and had their best performance to date, earning second place overall.

The school has been competing in the science bowl for the past five years, and this year, won three out of four rounds, according to advisor and John H. Glenn High School science teacher Arnold Kamhi. Topics featured in this year’s competition included chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, astronomy and general, earth and computer science.

This competition is suitable for all 9-12 grade students and offers students the chance to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science bowl – a highly publicized national competition among teams of high school students in Washington D.C.

Since 1991, Brookhaven National Laboratory has hosted the annual Long Island regional competition, featuring teams comprised of five high school students. The competition consists of a round robin model, including multiple choice and short answer questions, and is followed by a single elimination final round.

Even though the team did not advance to the nationals, they did an outstanding job. “We came so close to the final round,” Mr. Kamhi said. “It was a great performance by all the students that were involved. I am so proud of them.”

Congratulations to John H. Glenn High School students Joseph DeVerteuil, Julian Fleischer, Hannah Kleinman, Matthew McNierney and Katherine Yoskowitz